James Corden It might have been a selling point in a New York City restaurant – according to the owner, anyway – but another celebrity chef gives a different story…saying the guy is dear.
Curtis Stone JC Defense – He told us at LAX this week that he’s been anything but brilliant at his own establishments…although it’s unclear which one. Curtis owns a few well-known sites around the world, and Maude in the Bev Hills is perhaps the jewel in the crown.
Anyway, CS says his experiences with Corden are very different from the ones he described Keith McNally – Who owns Balthazar, who put the Late Late Show host on alert.
Speaking of which, Curtis asked us if KMN has violated an unwritten rule among those working in the service industry — that is, protecting the privacy of customers, especially celebrities, even if they’re a bit rude.
Check his response… He said these should be safe places. 👀
McNally’s motives have been questioned throughout the disaster – honestly, he’s been flipping like a fish, re-blocking and even Show sympathy To Corden and extending an olive branch by offering free food if the man properly apologized to the servers.
It’s weird, to say the least…but on the issue of complaining about the food/service – Curtis seems to be on James’ side, assuming there are things egregiously wrong with the orders.